Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jake and Kitty Present ... April's Christmas Challenge card

Jake and Kitty Present April's 2014 Christmas Challenge card
     Moving along with the challenge from DigiStamps4Joy's 2014 Christmas Challenge -- Jake and Kitty present my version of the April image.  (The background they stood in front of is so messy, I decided to extract the card and fade out the rest ... next time we'll try to find a better setting for Jake and Kitty to use as a backdrop.)

     I think it is supposed to be a Christmas Robin.  Not common here in the United States -- I do remember one Christmas ... When my mom and I arrived at my brother's house for the annual Christmas buffet gathering, the side yard was so covered with robins it looked black instead the usual green-tinted brown of winter.  But that is actually rare (any time of year in that part of southern New Jersey).

     I couldn't figure out a good way to color in the bird to look like a robin and still look decent, so I decided to color it in as a blue bird of my imagination.  I used a combination of Faber-Castell Polychromos and Sanford Prismacolor colored pencils to color the image.  After Jake and Kitty showed off the card, I went back and added Gelly Roll Stardust clear glittering ink to the holly leaves and berries.  Next one I color in, I think I'll make the berries a darker red.

     JOIN the Challenge at the Digistamps4Joy blog.  If you haven't already joined the challenge, email Desiree (her email address is found in the post about this month's challenge image) and she will send you the image.  Every month you join in, you will receive the next month's image.  You don't need to upload the finished card to a blog or a photo site, you can email it to Desiree if you would rather enter that way.

1 comment:

  1. Suse this is just beautifully coloured and designed. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of May.
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